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Windows explorer keeps crashing when I attempt to select a specific file. The file is a .STL file (stereo lithography, a 3D CAD file format) and was freshly generated from a program i was writing (the file is undoubtedly corrupted, mangled inside my program before it got spat out).

Any idea on how I can delete it? I can't even select it right now.

Currently using windows 7 64-bit

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You may be able to delete it in safe mode if the command line is not your cup of tea. – Moab Apr 14 '11 at 23:08
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Open Command Prompt, navigate to the directory containing the file using the cd command and type:

DEL filename.ext

This command deletes the file directly, without moving it to the Recycle Bin. Replace filename.ext with the actual filename. If the name contains a space, use double quotes " to surround the name.

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